The Gate of the village Pirovac

The Gate of the village Pirovac

The Gate of the village with the remains of the walls from the 16th century.

The Gate of the village with the remains of the walls from the 16th century. It was built in 1505 by count Petar Draganić as a defense from the Turks. The famous Mihovil Urem, the capatin of Pirovac, was pouring down hot oil from the top of the walls over ottoman conquerers putting them on the run. After that event, stories have been told and folk songs have been sung about the legendary deeds which made the enemy disperse. There is also a templar cross egraved at the bottom of the Gate of the village.

The Gate of the village was the center of social life for centuries, in the afternoon hours locals were gathering, trading, aranging family affairs and other business. The master of Pirovac, Count Draganić-Vrančić, used to come to this place after the evening mass while the locals greeted him cheerfully with hats down. So it was until the last of the master of Pirovac Ljubomir Draganić-Vrančić who sold the whole property and moved with his family to Zagreb by the end of the Word War I.

The Gate of the village Pirovac

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